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UWF Innovation Institute launches Center for Cybersecurity

UWF Innovation Institute recently launched the Center for Cybersecurity, providing a hub for research on cybersecurity and opportunities for students to move into high-demand career fields through collaborative partnerships. “This new Center will create a perfect complement to the new cybersecurity programming we are developing at the baccalaureate and master’s level,” UWF Provost Martha Saunders […]

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Heartbleed bug blows over

With the influx of technology scares, the arrival of the Heartbleed bug is just another defect to add to the ever-growing list. A security vulnerability in OpenSSL, which is a piece of software used by many sites to secure communications on the internet, Heartbleed gives people the chance to not only steal usernames and passwords […]

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UWF Women’s Studies Conference Honors Professor

Ashley Dailey Staff Writer It was a day filled with reflection on women’s place in society, history and the media at the 13th annual Women’s Studies Conference on April 16. About 50 students and faculty members gathered in the University of West Florida’s Conference Center to discuss and watch presentations on gender and women’s studies. […]

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East Campus Development has begun

University of West Florida Business Enterprises, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, April 4 in celebration of the start of construction on the east campus development project. The development will include retail and restaurant spaces. UWF BEI works to create and maintain private-public partnerships meant to improve the community as a whole. For this […]

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SGA candidates sit down for a Q & A

Tyler Placeres for President Senior Tyler Placeres is a communication arts major who has been a member of Student Government Association for a year. He said he chose his major because it leads to a broad spectrum for the job market. He goes on to add that he believes communication opens up any door and […]

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Gulf Breeze Mayor addresses UWF students

The University of West Florida was treated to a special guest on March 20, when Gulf Breeze Mayor Beverly Zimmern was the featured speaker at the Inclusion Series Spotlight. Students and faculty members gathered in the UWF field house to listen to the mayor speak about the history of Gulf Breeze and her experiences as […]

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East campus redevelopment could begin this semester

As the University of West Florida’s Business Enterprises, Inc. pushes plans forward to increase business activity on campus, UWF’s east entrance will soon be home to several new businesses and restaurants. The east entrance, which is located at the intersection of Highway 90 and Campus Drive, is intended to be the new home of restaurants […]

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Bense addresses BoG metrics in town hall meeting

On Jan. 16, 2014, the Board of Governors proposed a performance-based funding model in which universities will be evaluated and rewarded accordingly based on the rating system applied. Ten metrics were identified as the scale chosen to rate a university’s performance. As it stands, the current proposal favors larger institutions. University of West Florida President […]

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UWF handball wins championship titles

The University of West Florida’s Handball Sport Club won three individual titles at the United States Handball Association (USHA) Collegiate Championships which were held Feb. 19-23 in Raleigh, NC. The team challenged 260 players from all over the United States, Canada, Ireland, and England. UWF’s Michael Mathis, Jared Iserman, and Autumn Duyn were each recognized for […]

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Parking garage nowhere in sight for UWF students

With the University of West Florida slated to miss out on a portion of $40 million in performance-based funding during the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year, administrators are still uncertain of the impact students may face when it comes to tuition fees. One thing guaranteed to increase in cost, however, is the price of parking on […]

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